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How will Road to IELTS help you?

Practice tests

Road to IELTS is the official online British Council preparation course. It includes a total of 40 individual practice tests with answer keys, and videos of 5 candidates taking the Speaking test — all provided by British Council.

Flexible learning

You are subscribing to a 100% online course, so you can study at any time, anywhere and at your own pace. Access everything you need in one convenient place.

No test-day shocks

What should you do if you feel nervous in the Speaking test? How much time should you spend on Writing Task 1? Road to IELTS has the answer to these questions... and so many more. There'll be no surprises on your IELTS test day!

Now try it for free!

Try out Road to IELTS Free Version and get a feel for the course. There’s a FREE paper-based or computer-based practice test included!

It’s so easy – all you need is an up-to-date version of one of these browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

Exclusive to British Council candidates

Preparing for IELTS? Get started with this special Road to IELTS Last Minute version. It includes nine videos giving advice and tutorials, 100 interactive activities and two practice tests for each of the four skills — and it’s FREE when you register for IELTS with the British Council!

Why choose Road to IELTS?


A great place to start your preparation, the four eBooks for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening show you all the different question types. They also tell you exactly what the examiner is looking for.

Advice & Tutorials

These 17 videos by British Council IELTS experts are packed with tips and tricks for your preparation, and for the test day itself. Don't miss out on these secrets to IELTS success!

Practice Zone

Give yourself the best chance of achieving the band score you need by practising question and task types in the Practice Zone. It has over 300 interactive activities modelled on real IELTS test papers — with instant marking and feedback!

More practice. Better score.

More practice

Check your IELTS level completely FREE

What's your IELTS score right now? Click below to find out.

  1. Start Road to IELTS
  2. Try the FREE Reading and Listening tests
  3. Input your scores and calculate your IELTS band

"Using Road to IELTS, I improved my Listening result from 5.5 to 8!"

When I decided to take IELTS, I started to look for materials to prepare for the test. Although I took the British Council preparation test, what contributed to achieving the desired result the first time is the time I spent working at home, using Road to IELTS. I improved my Listening result from 5.5 (before using Road to IELTS) to 8.

I would strongly recommend using Road to IELTS in order to improve your scores, especially in Reading and Listening.

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